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Comfort for Residents of Dar es Salaam as Tropical Hurricane Job Causes Poor Falls


Tropical hurricane Job crashed on the Tanzanian coast on Sunday as residents remained on high alert following a warning from weather people.

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Confirming the recent developments, the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) said the hurricane lost its momentum when it collapsed on the South Coast and Dar es Salaam on the night of April 24 and the results did not appear as early as expected.

“The situation was caused by strong winds continuing in the direction of Hurricane Jobo. The rain clouds that accompanied the hurricane also spread to the seas and coastal areas of Tanzania and Mozambique,” a meteorologist said in a statement released on Sunday.

The TMA assured the country that Hurricane Jobo is currently not in Tanzania and no direct damage is expected.

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However, the Authority noted that the remnants of the clouds that accompanied the hurricane could cause rain in some parts of the Coastal Zone.

Tanzanian media report that the situation has returned to normal in the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, which had been preparing for the storm for the first time since independence.

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), too, had advised all ships in the port to monitor the adverse weather conditions and take all necessary steps to ensure the ship against strong winds including increased speed lines when possible.

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“All ships moving beyond the ports of the border maintain a minimum distance of 15 miles offshore from the nearest land area and keep crew and engine in position,” the KPA said in a statement released following the development of low pressure systems in the Southwest. India.

Tropical Typhoon Job is similar to a severe tropical storm with a wind speed of about 60 miles[100 km]an hour.

Despite warnings issued Thursday night, some experts had predicted that environmental conditions in the area such as its proximity to the equator would reduce storms before the collapse last weekend.

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Cyclones are not visible in Tanzania because of its proximity to the equator, where the Coriolis force – which causes storms around – is weak.

Records show only two other tropical cyclones that have reached the shores of Tanzania since the 19th century: the “Zanzibar Hurricane” of 1872 and Hurricane Lindi in 1952.

Storms hit the nation for 80 years and one day off, leaving extensive damage and loss of countless lives.

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